"History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil" Book Review by Top Papers

"History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil"
A review of Jean de Lery's "History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil".
# 136094 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (General) , Literature (General)


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The paper examines Jean de Lery's "History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil" that was published in 1578, and is regarded as one of the great works of early ethnography. The paper explains that Lery was writing from a particular point of view, that of a French Huguenot, who was living in a time of religious strife in France. The paper relates that he had trained for the ministry, and in 1556 he and thirteen other Calvinists went to Brazil, at the invitation of Nicolas Durand de Villegagnon, a Catholic who was trying to start a French colony in Brazil.

From the Paper:

"Jean de Lery's "History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil" was published in 1578, and is regarded as one of the great works of early ethnography. As with all other ethnographers, Lery was writing from a particular point of view. In his case, it was that of a French Huguenot, who was living in a time of religious strife in France. He had trained for the ministry, and in 1556 he and thirteen other Calvinists went to Brazil, at the invitation of Nicolas Durand de Villegagnon, a Catholic who was trying to start a French colony in Brazil. After a four month trip by sea, as well as a long voyage by land, Lery's party arrived. Villegagnon greeted them..."

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"History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil" (2007, December 01) Retrieved December 03, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/history-of-a-voyage-to-the-land-of-brazil-136094/

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